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Ten Israeli conditions for ‘peace’ with Saudi Arabia

Mordechai Kedar an Israeli scholar [DemoCast/YouTube]

In a study published by the Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies in Israel, Mordechai Kedar, has outlined a ten part vision for peace with Saudi Arabia. The vision outlines a plan that would include few concessions for Israel.

Presenting the study, Kedar: “If Saudis want to live in peace with” Israel,” then Israel will accept peace in return, but this is all they will receive, it will not be a peace agreement of any other kind. If they do not want peace under these conditions, then no peace will be discussed. ”

He added that “Israel must be very cautious about the joint defence agreement with the Saudis. In January 1991, Riyadh did not respect the joint defence pact signed with Iraq and actually worked against its implementation. Over the past seven years, Saudi Arabia has proved to turn a blind eye to Arab and Islamic blood, which is shed in Syria and Yemen, and therefore it is difficult to believe that the spilling of Jewish blood will be met with a different reaction.

“Since the establishment of the kingdom, self-interest has been the alSaud family’s main priority in any sensitive issue. It is difficult for Israel to imagine a scenario in which the Saudi army goes to war to protect Israel unless the war directly affects Saudi interests,” he said. Accordingly, there is no point in relying on the Joint Defence Charter with Riyadh.

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Kedar highlighted that “the other details go in the same vein of: peace for peace, recognition for recognition, and natural relations for natural relations. The old days when Israel used to pay, in hard currency, for parts of its hard-earned territory, are over and we are no longer ready to lose more just for a paper bearing the word “peace”.

He stressed that “when Israel held its agreements with Jordan and Egypt, its ignorance of the culture of negotiation in the Middle East led to serious mistakes,” which is the thing that should be avoided with Saudi Arabia or any Arab or Islamic country wishing to enter into peace relations with “Israel”.

Kedar introduced 10 key tips to help Israel negotiate with the Saudis in an insightful manner.

First: Israel should realize that the Saudis do not really want peace with Israel. If they wanted to, they could have joined Anwar Sadat in 1979 or King Hussein of Jordan in 1994. However, all that they want is Israel’s help in confronting their great enemy – Iran – now and in the future. Saudis would not have thought about ​​peace with Israel if the Iranian threat did not exist. Once this threat ends and even if the price is the outbreak of a war between “Israel” and Iran, which will cost Israel material and human losses, there is no evidence that confirms the continuation of peaceful relations between Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem.

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Second: Emphasizing that Israel will not go anywhere, for it has been a permanent member of the international community for 70 years without the need for peace with Saudi Arabia. Its membership will remain for another 7,000 years without this peace agreement. It has plenty of time and there is no reason for peace with Saudi Arabia or the UAE because it will not solve the problems of the Middle East. Just like the peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan that did not contribute to finding any solutions to the problems of the Middle East.

Third: Emphasizing that peace with Saudi Arabia should not be linked to any other issue, especially the Palestinian case. In 1974, at Camp David, Israeli Prime Minister “Begin” made a huge mistake when he agreed upon Palestinian self-rule, which paved the way for the establishment of the Palestinian Authority that turned into a “terrorist” entity in Gaza and could also lead to the emergence of another “terrorist” entity on the hills of the West Bank.

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Fourth: Stressing that if the Saudis insist on addressing the Palestinian case, Israel’s response to any peace agreement must be the following: “If you really want to help the Palestinians, build them cities and villages in Saudi Arabia. Israel would be happy to share its experience in building new housing communities, the development of the local economy and infrastructure for the welfare of the population.”

Fifth: Israel’s recognition of Al Saud system in Mecca and Medina, although the family’s roots are not from the Hijaz, but from the mountains of Najd, depends on Saudi recognition of Israel right to have Jerusalem as a historic and eternal capital, and it will. He stressed that “Israel will recognize Saudi Arabia as an Islamic state in exchange for Saudi recognition of Israel as a Jewish State. Israel will recognize the right of the Saud family to live anywhere in Saudi Arabia in return for Saudi recognition of the inalienable right of Jews to live in Israel from sea to river.

He stressed that “Israel” will not allow the incitement on Saudi Arabia in the Israeli media in return for not allowing Saudi Arabia to spread incitement on “Israel” through its own media (This will interestingly include  Al Jazeera channel in case Qatar join the negotiations with Israel).

Sixth: Israel will allow the Saudis to establish the Israeli embassy in Saudi Arabia where they wish, provided that the Saudis agree to place their embassy where the Israelis wish, namely in Jerusalem.

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Seventh: The Israeli and Saudi parties shall be committed not to vote against each other in international organizations and institutions while both countries have the right to abstain if they wish.

Eighth: Emphasizing the need for Europeans and Americans to stay away from the negotiation table between Saudi Arabia and Israel because they are not involved in this agreement and will not have to bear the consequences of its failure, for their interests not necessarily correspond to Israel’s.

Ninth: Putting emphasis on the rejection of international guarantees even if it was introduced by one of “Israel” best friends in exchange for giving up something the Saudis want.

Tenth: Emphasizing that peace with “Israel” is not merely a truce accompanied by a peace document. Israel has to insist on peace or complete normalization, which includes cultural, tourism, trade, industrial, technical, scientific, technological, sports, and academic relationships.

“If Israel participates in the international events held in Saudi Arabia, Israel’s flag will have to be raised high alongside the flags of other countries. If Israel wins any sports competition in Saudi Arabia, the Israeli national anthem will be performed. Books and Israeli products shall also be displayed at international exhibitions in the Saudi Kingdom.”

Regarding the security situation, the study stressed that the two parties must pledge not to provide assistance to any other country working against them, and the obligation not to transfer information to those parties or enter their territory, while emphasizing that “Israel” will not attack any country in the world that does not constitute a direct threat to it.

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  • mohammad_allam

    The all 12 points are in favour of Israel directly or indirectly.Agreeing on these points by Saudi will be signing death warrant to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and expulsion of Islam from Arab world.Israel will also deceive Saudi Arabia as it is deceiving Palestinian after Oslo(1993).If Israel cannot accept Palestine then why it signed an agreement with Palestine 24 years back?This cannot be taken as a mistake by the so professional Israel.
    One of the best ways to Saudi Arabia is to be with own people and Islamic nations.What Israeli is trying to do is to bring Saudi Arabia in own support to defame its rulers and people and make them rootless from Islamic nations and people.And by this way Israel gets a chance to topple the Saudi Government and capture those area as the ultimate goal of Israel is not to limit herself to Israel but take the revenge of that humiliation which Prophet Mohammad,the hero of Arab world meted out on them by expelling them from Arab world.Does Arab think that prophet was wrong in doing so?
    Saudi Arabia must promote 41 military alliance and concentrate on own economy.Make Makka and Medina as international tourist centres for the whole world.Saudi Arabia must declare Makka and Medina the two holy cities belong to all Muslims and Saudi Arabia as only custodian.In this case,if Iran or Israel would try to topple Saudi Arabia government,Saudi Government would get support of all the Muslims.Saudi Arabia allows own companies and companies of China,Turkey,Russia to invest in all the projects in Saudi Arabia.So,in case of any eventuality ,these nations could come to help saudi Arabia.Another hand Saudi Arabia and rest of Islamic nation bring a resolution in UNO which declare Makka,Medina,Jerusalem,Vatican as the cities of peace and any attack on these holy cities would be considered as attack on all humanity and on international community.
    At present time anybody who has any knowledge of international affairs can suspect a secret agreement between Iran and Israel.If this is not true then why Iran cooperated with Great shaitan in Afghanistan,Iraq etc.? Iraq was a bigger hand for Saudi Arabia and that was broken by both Israel and Iran.There might be settlement between Israel and Iran and they might be agreed that Makka and Medina would be go to Iran and Jerusalem to Israel.Because without both these holy cities Iran cannot get respect and recognition in the Islamic world.
    So,in the best interest of Saudi Arabia in the present time is to keep silence and concentrate own economy and military.Have good relation with Turkey,China,Russia and Egypt. There is no need to depend upon USA and Israel for survival as they would not consider toppling Saudi ruler till all the major powers are not finished.And in the last,they could enter in Saudi Arabia triumphantly like the army of the British East India Company did with the last Mughal ruler of India.

  • DEADP00L

    There will be no peace for Israel – ever. Even MBS will be pissed off beyond measure if he ever seen this list of absolute trash.

    What sheer insolence on their part. Imagine if this is how they think they can talk to Saudi Arabians, just how vile are they to Palestinians.

    Yeah this is a FATAL mistake on whoever decided this should even be released to the public.

    Iran is no longer an issue AT ALL.

    • Israel_Reconquista

      The Saudis have no choice. The conspirators who instigated the Arab Spring are coming for them. Not to mention the slow death of oil. They want to survive, and they have only one potential partner in the region: Israel.

      • DEADP00L

        If they want to survive it wont be by betraying Palestine. That will be the end of them. Even Arabs will rally to Iran’s side then. Palestine is not a debate or a side issue, is it THE issue and priority and always will be. ” All disputes end until we liberate Jerusalem” Salahaddin

        People forget that Muslims never forget and that 200 or 400 years can go by and Muslims will never forget. They will however forget Saud, if Saud forgets them.

        • Israel_Reconquista

          You are obviously quite ignorant about Arabs. They will never align with Shiite-Persian Iran, not only because of historical animosity, but mainly because Iran is openly trying to dominate the Arab world, while Israel has no designs on the region beyond her own borders.

          Israel will never forget the mothers and children targeted for murder by the PLO, celebrated by the PLO, and financed by the PLO, which is why they will never give the PLO another grain of sand.

          Peace for peace is the only game in town.

          • DEADP00L

            You clearly arent listening to the circles I am. Jerusalem was an awakening.

          • Israel_Reconquista

            The rage was manufactured in mostly non-Arab capitals. If it was a real, it wouldn’t have fizzled so quickly.

        • Borat

          Islam will disappear in 200 to 400 years

  • Peace is always good…but I think talking about something along the lines of an actual mutual defense treaty is quite unrealistic at present. Even Israel and the Muslim states that already recognize it (such as Albania and Azerbaijan) do not have any arrangement of the sort after all these years.

  • Kelly Kelly

    With these conditions, there is always a spark to light the fuse.

  • Dow Jones